The exaggeration of the acrylic, textured illustrations and rhymes create an inventive and humorous approach to learning about geography. Backmatter includes further resources and "Fun Facts about Seas and Oceans." (Picture book. 5-8)
CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL RECOMMENDED BOOK
TOOLING AROUND by Ellen Jackson
A National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Book of 2014
PICKY EATERS by Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Amy-Clare Barden
Did you know that koalas eat only eucalyptus? That arctic foxes dine on lemmings? Or that leatherback turtles enjoy a dish of jellyfish? Like children, animals can be very, very fussy about their food! This rhyming board book, with engaging lift-the-flaps, introduces toddlers to ten choosy creatures and their minimal diets.
"This amusing readaloud is made more enjoyable by carefully crafted rhymes that delight both in their simplicity and their cleverness...Marvelously executed and affectionately crafted, this is a standout in the mothers-and-children canon that promises, like its subjects, to age well." Booklist (starred review)
THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE by Ellen Jackson
Strange as it may seem, 96 percent of the universe seems to be made of two ingredients that no one understands.'” "...a shining addition to the Scientists in the Field series.." Kirkus, (starred review)
"[The book] focuses on viscerally fascinating celestial subjects: supernovae, dark energy, and black holes. These are fairly complex matters, but Jackson’s treatment makes them accessible through reasoned explanations and comparisons, helpful diagrams, and, of course, dazzling photographs of the universe’s most awesome spectacles." Booklist
Ellen and Abby
Hello. I'm Ellen Jackson, and I'm the author of more than 60 books for children. Being an author is the best job in the world.
My books have won many awards, but the best part of my day is getting a letter from a child who has read and enjoyed something I've written. Reading has always been an important part of my life, and I hope it's an important part of yours.